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6 Out of 10 Customers Express Willingness to Use Public Payment Service

6 Out of 10 Customers Express Willingness to Use Public Payment Service

SEOUL, Mar. 19 (Korea Bizwire) — Nearly 70 percent of customers have a positive view of the Seoul city government’s smartphone-based payment system, but a fewer number actually plan to use the service, a survey showed Tuesday. According to the survey by the Korea Foodservice Industry Research Institute involving 600 residents in Seoul, 67 percent [...]

Seoul Has the Least Urban Green Space per Capita in the Country: Study

Seoul Has the Least Urban Green Space per Capita in the Country: Study

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) – A recent survey showed that Seoul has the lowest availability of urban green space per capita in South Korea. According to the Korea Forest Service, the urban green space available for each resident of Seoul last year was no more than 4.38㎡, which was the smallest tally among 17 cities and [...]

Seoul City to Intervene in Redevelopment Projects to Promote Quality Design

Seoul City to Intervene in Redevelopment Projects to Promote Quality Design

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — Seoul’s city government plans to intervene in redevelopment and reconstruction projects led by the private sector. Deputy Mayor Jin Hee-sun of the Seoul Metropolitan Government’s Urban Regeneration Headquarters announced the city’s comprehensive plan for urban and construction innovation on Tuesday. The plan involves the city providing guidelines on the [...]

Mayor Unveils Plan to Transform Seoul into ‘Smart’ City

Mayor Unveils Plan to Transform Seoul into ‘Smart’ City

SEOUL, Mar. 13 (Korea Bizwire) — The Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday it will install 50,000 Internet of Things (IoT) smart sensors throughout the capital city by 2022 to collect information on fine dust, traffic and other things related to citizens’ lives. The Seoul government will also introduce chatbots to its 120 Dasan Call Center [...]

AI System Predicts High-demand Locations for Seoul Taxis

AI System Predicts High-demand Locations for Seoul Taxis

SEOUL, Mar. 11 (Korea Bizwire) — Artificial intelligence (AI) technology will be introduced to conduct a real-time estimation of the locations with the highest demands for cabs in Seoul. Seoul Metropolitan Government announced that an AI taxi system test driven last November on 380 taxis showed 97.2 percent accuracy in predicting locations with high demand [...]

Seoul City to Refinish Public Buildings with Paint That Dissolves Fine Dust

Seoul City to Refinish Public Buildings with Paint That Dissolves Fine Dust

SEOUL, Mar. 8 (Korea Bizwire) — A photocatalytic paint that absorbs fine dust will be applied to public buildings in Seoul for the very first time. The Seoul Metropolitan Government announced on Thursday that it will repaint the outer walls of the Cinematheque Seoul Art Cinema located in Jung District with photocatalytic paint. “Once we [...]

Seoul’s Ultrafine Particles Caused by Deteriorating Weather Conditions, Institute says

Seoul’s Ultrafine Particles Caused by Deteriorating Weather Conditions, Institute says

SEOUL, Mar. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — A research arm of the Seoul Metropolitan Government said Wednesday that the recent high concentrations of ultrafine particles in the capital area have been caused by deteriorating weather conditions, including stagnant air. The Seoul Research Institute of Public Health and Environment said pollutants blowing in from abroad have combined [...]